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Shiprock, New Mexico: Four Corners USA Team Field Report

597 NM-597, Shiprock, NM
US-160, turn at the sign, then drive two-thirds of a mile to the monument.
Supposedly open daily 8-5, but it sometimes closes hours earlier. Reminder: time zone change. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$8 per person, credit card only.
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$8 per person to enter. Outhouse and vaulted toilets only. Didn't check out the vendors.

[Jenny R, 09/11/2022]
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I have to say, the previous tip made me very nervous about the aroma at the Four Corners. There were not any foul smells when we arrived and my family found the bathrooms better than most (however, it was only 84 degrees on the day we visited.). The area wasn't too crowded and we waited less than 5 minutes for pictures. We got some of the best pictures from the platforms above the 4 corners. Other people were very helpful in taking pictures for the people in front of them. The items for sale at the booths were beautiful.

[Tb, 08/10/2019]
Four Corners USA

Our family of seven went and felt it wasn't worth the drive out of our way or the price per person for a photo opportunity and a flea market. There are a handful of vendors selling almost the same jewelry. Some of it appears to be truly handcrafted, much of it appears to be just cheap jewelry that has a southwest look to it. When I was researching, I saw mention of bathrooms being built for several years. They have a nicer looking building that I would assume is what everyone is talking about, but it is taped off with a closed sign on it. So it is now 2019 and it still hasn't opened. Instead, they have some of the nastiest smelling latrines I have ever been around, which is saying a lot as I go camping at scout camps frequently. You could smell them all the way to the monument and it was making us all gag.

Needless to say, we waited in line, took our pictures quickly, and left.

Please note, this isn't a US National Park. It is run by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department. This is one of the worst tourist traps I have ever been through.

[twinplets, 07/10/2019]

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